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A TRIP TO THE ALTAR

Grace Adler Markus and Leo Markus, ''Will and Grace''

Will & Grace, Debra Messing, ...
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''Will and Grace'''s Leo and Grace are a hot TV couple

PLAYED BY Debra Messing and Harry Connick Jr.

RELATIONSHIP STATUS They impulsively tied the knot in a stunt mass wedding on the ''Today'' show after dating for just a few months; when they found out the marriage wasn't legal, they got hitched in a white wedding, broadcast -- surprise! -- just in time for November sweeps.

WHY WE LOVE THEM Leo fits right in to the antic ''W&G'' world of Will, Grace, Jack, and Karen.

WHY WE DON'T Connick's guest-star status this season leaves Grace with too much alone time. The coupling feels like an ill-conceived impediment to the ''Will and Grace having a baby'' subplot, and the writers don't seem to know what to do with it.

Originally posted Feb 03, 2003